The Changing Landscape of Research on Ageing: Models, Mechanisms and Therapies

A Biochemical Society Scientific Meeting

The number of aged individuals in the World’s population is growing. Improvements in health span have not matched the increase in the average human lifespan. Consequently, there is an urgent need to address the associated increase in age related morbidities and to understand and separate natural ageing processes from processes specific to morbidities, in order to improve health span.

This meeting captured the cutting-edge of the field of Geroscience, covering a broad front of exciting research into aspects of mammalian ageing, from hallmarks including cellular senescence and nutritional and epigenetic dysregulation, through to progeric diseases, gerontogens and emerging therapies to address these. As ageing is a process, it is important to address the underpinning mechanisms and how these interplay over the life course and in the general population, to mitigate the impact of psychosocial and socioeconomic and environmental issues caused by a growing demographic of the aged in society.

This symposium explored gaps in knowledge between the basic science and both its clinical and social translational applications. Critically, it explored emerging environmental factors, including the microbiome, and how these interplay with the genome and epigenetic landscape of ageing. The symposium was designed to be suitable for basic scientists, clinical scientists, health professionals and industry.

View full programme here.

This event was also live streamed for those unable to get to Glasgow. If you wish to attend online please select ‘live stream’ during registration.

As an online delegate you can watch a private live stream of the talks from the comfort of your office or home via a personalised link, ask questions to speakers and network with other remote delegates.

Topics in this meeting were invited to submit to our journal, Biochemical Society Transactions, or other publication published by Portland Press, the wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Biochemical Society.

Oral communication slots are available at this meeting.

All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, were invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication.

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Apr 29 2019

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